The devil's dictionary, tales, & memoirs / Ambrose Bierce ; S.T. Joshi, editor.

A veteran of some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, Ambrose Bierce went on to become one of the darkest and most death haunted of American writers, the blackest of black humorists. This volume gathers the most celebrated and significant of Bierce's writings. In the Midst of Life (Tales...

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Main Author: Bierce, Ambrose, 1842-1914?
Other Authors: Joshi, S. T., 1958-
Format: Book
Published: New York, N.Y. : Library of America, [2011]
Series:Library of America ; 219.
Table of Contents:
  • In the midst of life (Tales of soldiers and civilians). Soldiers. A horseman in the sky ; An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge ; Chickamauga ; A son of the gods ; One of the missing ; Killed at Resaca ; The affair at Coulter's Notch ; The coup de grâce ; Parker Adderson, philosopher ; An affair of outposts ; The story of a conscience ; One kind of officer ; One officer, one man ; George Thurston ; The mocking-bird
  • Civilians. The man out of the nose ; An adventure at Brownville ; The famous Gilson bequest ; The applicant ; A watcher by the dead ; The man and the snake ; A holy terror ; The suitable surroundings ; The boarded window ; A lady from Redhorse ; The eyes of the panther.
  • Can such things be? The death of Halpin Frayser ; The secret of Macarger's Gulch ; One summer night ; The moonlit road ; A diagnosis of death ; Moxon's master ; A tough tussle ; One of twins ; The haunted valley ; A jug of sirup ; Staley Fleming's hallucination ; A resumed identity ; A baby tramp ; The night-doings at "Deadman's" ; Beyond the wall ; A psychological shipwreck ; The middle toe of the right foot ; John Mortonson's funeral ; The realm of the unreal ; John Bartine's watch ; The damned thing ; Haïta the shepherd ; An inhabitant of Carcosa ; The stranger
  • The way of ghosts. Present at a hanging ; A cold greeting ; A wireless message ; An arrest
  • Soldier folk. A man with two lives ; Three and one are one ; A baffled ambuscade ; Two military executions
  • Some haunted houses. The isle of pines ; A fruitless assignment ; A vine on a house ; At old man Eckert's ; The spook house ; The other lodgers ; The thing at Nolan
  • "Mysterious disappearances". The difficulty of crossing a field ; An unfinished race ; Charles Ashmore's trail.
  • The Devil's dictionary.
  • Bits of autobiography. On a mountain ; What I saw of Shiloh ; A little of Chickamauga ; The crime at Pickett's Mill ; Four days in Dixie ; What occurred at Franklin ; 'Way down in Alabam' ; Working for an Empress ; Across the plains ; The mirage ; A sole survivor.
  • Selected stories. Mrs. Dennison's head ; The man overboard ; Jupiter Doke, Brigadier-General ; A bottomless grave ; For the Ahkhoond ; My favorite murder ; Oil of dog ; Ashes of the beacon.